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Funding cuts will finish Britain's clean energy race

The UK is losing out to countries with poorer natural resources but greater willingness to invest The UK ...

Tuesday, July 20,2010

As BP crisis hits UK pension fund values, FairPensions points to concerns about BP and pension funds’ role.

As BP’s efforts to stem the Gulf of Mexico oil leak continue to be frustrated and the US government att ...

Tuesday, June 8,2010

Well done to Green party after the election success

What next for Caroline Lucas and the Green party after election success?- The party leader's historic vic ...

Monday, May 10,2010

Funds that give you tax breaks for going green

Venture capital trusts that invest in clean energy could be the way ahead. Investors are being offered ta ...

Wednesday, April 28,2010

Australia delay emissions scheme

Due to the Australian Government focusing on economic recovery, plans to limit emissions have been shelve ...

Wednesday, April 28,2010

For one night only? Climate change back on election agenda

climate change came back into the election as a live issue yesterday when the three main parties clashed ...

Tuesday, April 27,2010

Military leads fight against climate change

The U.S. military, the government's largest fuel buyer, is leading the fight against climate change by in ...

Thursday, April 22,2010

Celebrate Earth Day 2010 on April 22

Earth Day was the brain child of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin who first announced the idea of ...

Friday, April 16,2010

Celebrate Earth Day: How One Person Can Change the World

Earth Day is a time when millions of people worldwide celebrate and renew their personal commitment to en ...

Friday, April 16,2010

Tar sands controversy set to dominate BP AGM

Disclosure prompted by resolutions “still insufficient” say investors Disclosure prompted by resoluti ...

Friday, April 16,2010

The environment: not an election issue

As the three main political parties focus on the economy, green issues have hardly featured in the electi ...

Friday, April 16,2010

Barack Obama aims to drive gas guzzlers off the road with greener laws

Barack Obama aims to drive gas guzzlers off the road with greener laws Barack Obama aims to drive gas gu ...

Thursday, April 8,2010

Eco-investment: £2bn fund to boost green businesses

Government backing will unlock 'billions more' in private finance, says Darling Government backing will u ...

Thursday, March 25,2010

UK Needs to Plan for Food Shortage

A "radical rethink" of the way the UK produces and consumes food is needed, environment secretary Hilary ...

Friday, March 19,2010

Growth in ethical investment, research shows, as more investors go green

Growth in sustainable and ethical investment is set to accelerate this year with 13% of investors saying ...

Wednesday, March 17,2010

£1.4m sustainable library set to open in Sutton

London's greenest library is opening in Sutton.Circle Lirbary in Carshalton has undergone a £1.4m rebuil ...

Tuesday, March 16,2010

Noel Kempff project is 'saving the forest' by forcing destruction elsewhere

Forest conservation project in Bolivia proves that unless a nation as a whole cuts deforestation, individ ...

Thursday, March 11,2010

Houses with low energy efficiency will lose value in government plans

Houses with low energy efficiency will lose value under government plans to intervene in the property mar ...

Wednesday, March 3,2010

Ed Miliband unveils loans scheme for green home improvements

Under the scheme loans will be attached to the property in order to overcome the financial barriers house ...

Tuesday, March 2,2010

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: GREEN ENERGY BONANZA ANNOUNCED TODAY

The feed-in tariff, a government backed financial incentive that pays owners of small scale renewable ene ...

Tuesday, February 16,2010

White House climate adviser offers hope after Copenhagen

White House climate adviser offers hope after Copenhagen. More considered verdicts of what was -- and wha ...

Tuesday, January 12,2010

Review of the Year 2009: Climate change

Fortunately, there is now a US President who sees the dangers posed by climate change. Sweeping away year ...

Monday, January 4,2010

Copenhagen Climate Summit

Ed Miliband: climate change deniers are 'profoundly irresponsible' As the Copenhagen summit begins, energ ...

Wednesday, December 16,2009

Gordon Brown says climate change deal must be legally binding in six months

• PM urges world to make historic agreement• Obama acts to cut US emissions Gordon Brown raises the b ...

Monday, December 7,2009

Obama and Hu aim to agree greenhouse gas targets

Statement by leaders of world's two biggest polluters could breathe new life into Copenhagen climate chan ...

Tuesday, November 17,2009

No global climate change treaty likely for up to a year, negotiators admit.

World's key industrialised nations say they have abandoned hope of legally binding deal at Copenhagen sum ...

Friday, November 6,2009

European leaders edge closer to agreement on global climate change fund

European leaders were edging towards agreement today on a massive international fund for developing count ...

Wednesday, November 4,2009

Barack Obama must attend climate change talks to avoid 'catastrophe' for the planet

More than 190 countries are due to agree a deal to tackle global warming at the UN Climate Change Confere ...

Wednesday, November 4,2009

China Expected to Announce Positive C02 Targets

President Hu Jintao is expected to announce that China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses, ...

Monday, October 19,2009

Carbon Capture Plans to Go Ahead Say UK GOV

Energy and climate secretary Ed Miliband has insisted that the delay to the new coal-fired power plant at ...

Monday, October 19,2009

US Green Guru Hails Clean Coal

Environmentalists have said that coal deposits must be "left in the ground" rather than burned in order t ...

Friday, October 16,2009

Obama says the US Green Agenda is stronger than ever

"The journey is hard. And we don't have much time left to make it," Mr Obama said in brief remarks at a h ...

Monday, September 28,2009

The Conservative Dane, Thinking Green

COPENHAGEN — Connie Hedegaard, Denmark’s minister of climate and energy, feels little kinship with th ...

Wednesday, September 23,2009

Russia to Ban Snow

It defeated Napoleon and Hitler, but the legendary Russian winter is facing a formidable new challenge fr ...

Monday, September 14,2009

New Japanese PM promises aggressive carbon cuts

Japan's new prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has promised to make ambitious cuts in greenhouse gas emissio ...

Monday, September 14,2009

Thinking outside the box

'Green Guru' Sir Jonathan Porrit has issued 19 Planet Saving Suggestions in light of UK Government failin ...

Monday, September 14,2009

We can do it, but its not going to be easy

"Limiting global warming to 2C above preindustrial levels is absolutely crucial, says the G8 and most of ...

Monday, August 24,2009

Oil Lobby to Fund Staged Protests

The US oil and gas lobby are planning to stage public events to give the appearance of a groundswell of p ...

Monday, August 24,2009

Early Farmers Started Global Warming

The US scientists believe that small populations released carbon emissions as they cleared large tracts o ...

Monday, August 24,2009

Australia Senate Block to Impact Copenhagen?

If Australia cannot agree, how will more than 90 countries with opposing views possibly thrash out an agr ...

Monday, August 17,2009

Secetary of State Clinton's Visit to India highlights differences

India and US have struggled to find a happy medium in negotions leading up to Copenhagen.  GURGAON, ...

Tuesday, August 11,2009

Fish stocks improving in parts of the world

Global efforts to combat overfishing are starting to turn the tide to allow some fish stocks to recover, ...

Thursday, August 6,2009

Porritt parting shot at ministers

The government has been accused of failing to develop a green economy for the 21st Century by its own out ...

Monday, August 3,2009

G8 Summit Italia leads to historic agreement

President Obama and other leaders backed historic new targets for tackling global warming last night in a ...

Wednesday, July 29,2009

G8 Addresses Wider Group of Nations

Barack Obama said today there was still time to overcome cynicism and close the gap with developing power ...

Monday, July 27,2009

Exxon still funding Lobbyists

The world's largest oil company is continuing to fund lobby groups that question the reality of global wa ...

Friday, July 3,2009

Brown announces 400,000 new 'green' jobs.

Among the many jobs proposed in Gordon Brown's statement today, 400,000 will have a green tinge by 2017. ...

Tuesday, June 30,2009

Obama addresses energy reform critics

Barack Obama put his presidential prestige on the line to urge Congress to pass climate change legislatio ...

Monday, June 29,2009

Republicans Give Obama Nuclear Reaction

America's nuclear industry and its supporters in Congress have moved to hijack Barack Obama's agenda for ...

Monday, June 22,2009

It's not Emerald It's Green

Of all the world's developed nations, ­Ireland is on the verge of economic depression, so does it really ...

Monday, June 15,2009

China Taking Renewable Targets Seriously

China is planning a vast increase in its use of wind and solar power over the next ­decade and believes ...

Monday, June 15,2009

Japanese Targets Unimpress Critics

Japanese Targets are so low that some believe they could threaten Copenhagen Summit. Japan's target to cu ...

Friday, June 12,2009

The Big Question: Is America finally getting real about climate change?

Barack Obama has launched a policy revolution which will ensure that, if successful, his presidency will ...

Wednesday, June 10,2009

US Pledges Leadership in Climate Change Meeting

A meeting has taken place in Washington between some of the world's most polluting nations, in order to s ...

Friday, June 5,2009

Energy Fund too Popular

Government fund runs dry   Environmental campaigners say they are astonished at the government's decisio ...

Friday, June 5,2009

Budget Includes Renewables Funding

Green funding continues  Chancellor Alistair Darling is expected to include a further £500m of funding ...

Friday, June 5,2009

Energy Efficiency could increase fuel consumption

IMPROVEMENTS in energy efficiency will lead to greater use of fossil fuels, according to research publish ...

Wednesday, June 3,2009

Obama to Silence Critics?

Whilst the talk coming out of President Obama's administration certainly sounds genuine, can they convinc ...

Monday, May 11,2009

Crowded Earth

Tackling Overpopulation Uncontrolled population growth threatens to undermine efforts to save the planet, ...

Wednesday, May 6,2009